Pepper appointed assistant captain for Solheim Cup, ending painful chapter

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Dottie Pepper needs to ''stop carrying this burden around," said U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Meg Mallon, referring to controversial comments Pepper made on TV at the 2007 Solheim Cup.
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Series: LPGA Tour

Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 | 2:03 p.m.

KOHLER, Wis. -- Dottie Pepper has been appointed assistant captain for the 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup team.

U.S. Captain Meg Mallon announced the selection Wednesday at Blackwolf Run, which is hosting the U.S Women's Open this week.

It's a sign that Pepper and the U.S. team have moved past a controversial comment Pepper made on air while working as a television analyst at the 2007 Solheim Cup. Pepper referred to the U.S. team as ''chokin' freakin' dogs,'' believing she wasn't on the air.

Pepper says there ''was definitely a lot of hurt'' and she still regrets it.

Mallon said Pepper needs to ''stop carrying this burden around.''

The 2013 Solheim Cup will be held at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. Mallon said the course has not been affected by recent wildfires.




Probably the biggest mistake in the history of the LPGA. Her comments which got her in trouble are typical of the way she has always beat up on her fellow LPGA members. Ladies who make the team need to make sure their backs aren't turned and keep her away from Meg as much as possible, depending on whether they bunk together or not.....If she is truly apologetic for what she said, she needs to have an attitude adjustment.